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Fishermen rescued in Quảng Trị sea area

Update: February, 09/2017 - 16:00
Fishing vessels land at port after off-shore trips. — Illustrative File Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG TRỊ Six fishermen from the central province of Quảng Trị were rescued and taken home safely on Thursday after their broken boat sank at sea.

Cửa Việt Port Border Guard Station reported at 4am Thursday that it discovered a fishing vessel had sunk on the way back to Cửa Việt Port.

The fishing boat sent emergency signals for help while water washed over its deck 500m off the Cửa Việt Port. Immediately, border guard forces were mobilised to approach the incident area. One hour later, all six fishermen were taken land safely.    

The cause was that the ship’s freshwater pipe collapsed causing sea water entering the cabin, resulting in the sinking, the border guards confirmed.

Major Hồ Văn Hinh, deputy head of Cửa Việt Port Border Guard Station said rescue process was smoothly because the incident area was near shore.

These fishermen were all healthy and were taken home this afternoon.

Border guards and local authorities are working to salvage the ship. — VNS

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